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Get a Disclosure from Applicants Before Checking Background

Posted By Cindi

Date: November 6th, 2008

Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), applicants must sign a disclosure authorizing you to perform a background check. The FCRA regulates all consumer reports, not just credit reports. Additionally, the laws differ from state to state about what can be included in a background report, as well as how that information can be used in the screening process. It’s important to consult with your attorney, or hire a screening company with experience in your state, before you begin checking applicants’ backgrounds.